Thursday, April 19

40 events


Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    11 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609

    Dr. Fred's Karaoke

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic Dr. Fred and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Every Thursday!

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5:30 p.m. FREE!


    KARAOKE DJ Gregory plays song requests and lets the bravest of the bunch jump in to sing. Every Thursday!


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6:30–8 p.m. FREE!

    MFA Speaks

    This year's MFA candidates have three minutes to discuss their work. See Art Notes on p. 11.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Gallery Talk

    Artists Mahera Khaleque, Paula Reynaldi and Kristen Hyink will speak about their work.

  • White Tiger Gourmet

    6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-353-6847

    Artist Reception

    Charles Clinkenbeard shows his oil paintings. 

  • Athens, GA

    Georgia River Network's Trash to Art Contest

    Participants of all ages are encouraged to submit artwork they create from trash found at river clean-ups. The River Trash Cleanup to Art Contest will be Sept. 8 during the Weekend for Rivers Conference and River Celebration Award Dinner Party.

Lectures & Lit

  • UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art Galleries

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    E. Paul Torrance Lecture

    (Room S150) Didi Dunphy will discuss her arts engagement from the design line of recess inspired objects, her time-based art teaching style, and her thoughtful exhibition curation.

  • Ciné

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Cathy Park Hong

    The UGA Creative Writing Program presents poet Cathy Park Hong, author of the collection Engine Empire.


  • 1 p.m. FREE!

    Public Hearing

    (Multimodal Center, 775 E. Broad St.) The Athens-Clarke County Transit hosts a hearing to inform riders and receive comments on FY18 revisions.


  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    1–3 p.m. FREE!

    Madison County Needlecrafters

    The Needlecrafters will be demonstrating how to knit, how to crochet and other crafty skills. All ages and skill levels are welcome.


Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    7 p.m. FREE!

    TY WICKER Local artist playing a blend of classical and popular music.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Local power trio playing country-rock and Southern soul.

    ROBBIE O'SULLIVAN Classic rock singer-songwriter from Statesboro.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).

    BASS NIGHT An evening of electronic music, featuring Canvas, Optimal Grime, Partywithgunther, Kelly Romo, Auntie Venim and more.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $10.

    JAMESON RODGERS Up-and-coming pop-country singer-songwriter.

    HUNTER PHELPS Country rock musicians.

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).

    ERIC DODD BAND Nashville-based Southern rock and country group. 

    JOSH BRANNON BAND South Carolina-based country band. 

    JORDAN ROWE Country singer-songwriter from South Georgia.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $35.

    JAMEY JOHNSON Alabama native and country singer-songwriter.

    MOLLY STEVENS Country singer-songwriter known for appearing on "The Voice."

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!

    TRUETT Atlanta-based punk and soul singer-songwriter.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    JAZZ JAM Some of our town's most talented musicians get together at this happening. Bring your axe, or grab a table and give an ear. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    LIVE OAK Jam-oriented local rock and roll five-piece.

  • The Office Lounge

    8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    SALLY & THE SIX GRAND BAND Long-running dance band playing oldies, classic rock, blues, disco and some fun originals.

  • WUOG 90.5 FM

    Live in the Lobby. 8 p.m. FREE!

    CALICO VISION Athens-based psychedelic pop group.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    Museum Mix. 8 p.m. FREE!

    DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.



  • Blue Sky

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3153

    Warm Glow Blue Sky Show

    WARM GLOW BLUE SKY SHOW JJC plays disco, funk, soul & cetera. Every Thursday!


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m. FREE!

    Nature Ramblers

    (Meet at Shade Garden Arbor) Learn more about flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group.


  • The Classic Center

    7:30 p.m. $25–75.

    The Sound of Music

    The story of Maria and the von Trapp Family features the Tony, Grammy and Academy Award-winning score. 

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    8 p.m. FREE!


    (The Cellar Theatre) A lonely video game developer forms a connection with an escort. 

  • Athens Community Theater

    Apr. 19–21, 8 p.m. Apr. 22, 2 p.m. $8–15.

    Suddenly Last Summer

    Town & Gown Players presents Tennessee Williams' Southern gothic tale. Starring Gay McCommons and Ming Vase-Dynasty.

  • Winder-Barrow Community Theatre

    Aug. 17–18, 7:30 p.m. & Aug. 19, 3 p.m. $10–15.

    Thoroughly Modern Millie

    A small town girl searches for new life in the bright lights of 1920s New York City.

Ending Thursday, April 19